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Vietnam Is Winning the Fight Against Coronavirus

Despite widespread panic sweeping the nation during recent months, all signs currently point towards recovery. 

Tuoi Tre reports that on Tuesday morning, the National Hospital for Tropical Diseases in Hanoi discharged two individuals who had tested positive for the Covid-19 virus.

That same afternoon, two women who had been infected with Covid-19 left the medical center in Vinh Phuc Province's Binh Xuyen District after testing negative for the virus three times.

As of Thursday, 15 of the 16 people who have been diagnosed with the illness in Vietnam have recovered, while one is still being treated. 

The two released in Vinh Phuc were among the group of eight workers at the Nihon Plastic Company which returned to Vietnam from Wuhan, China after a work training trip on January 17. Six of the eight tested positive for the virus upon return. 

Another of the recovered patients is a three-month-old girl, also in Vinh Phuc Province, who tested negative for the first time on Monday. Associate Professor Luong Ngoc Khue, head of the medical examination and management department under the Ministry of Health, told VnExpress that the little girl's health has been stable over the last few days. Today, doctors confirmed the baby has made a full recovery and been discharged. 

And, in good news for race fans, AFP reports that the inaugural Vietnam Formula One Grand Prix will be held in Hanoi according to the current schedule. Le Ngoc Chi, CEO of the race, told the news source that the event will take place on April 5.

There had been concerns that the race would need to be postponed out of concern over the Covid-19 outbreak. The Chinese Grand Prix, held annually in Shanghai, has already been postponed.

Tran Trung Hieu, deputy director of Hanoi's tourism department, affirmed the news. "The time for the...F1 race will not be postponed or delayed," he was quoted saying. "Although this is a sports event, it has a very huge impact on Vietnam and Hanoi's tourism."

All of this comes as public schools in the country remain closed until the end of this month, while no new Covid-19 cases have been reported in almost one week. The World Health Organization has also praised Vietnam's response to the outbreak. 

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